Glenda Taylor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Glenda Taylor is a freelance writer for the residential remodeling, homebuilding, and commercial roofing industries. She and her husband have been general contractors for over 20 years, and Ms. Taylor has written for leading media outlets, including the Houston Chronicle, SFGate, and the eHow Now Live Handyman Channel (a division of eHow.com) as well as National Association of Homebuilders. In addition to her construction experience, Ms. Taylor is a Master Gardener, a former real estate professional, a universal design enthusiast, and an advocate for green building practices. The recipient of Journalism and Marketing degrees from the University of Kansas and Bauder College respectively, she enjoys life on a farm in the Midwest with her husband and their "children"—five Saint Bernards! Connect with Glenda Taylor on LinkedIn.

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FEBRUARY 13, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Cities in America for Flipping Houses in 2019

Flipping houses can be a profitable endeavor if you’re in the right spot at the right time—and finding the right spot is becoming increasingly important. In the past few years, home value...

FEBRUARY 11, 2019 | MONDAY
Buyer's Guide: Caulking Guns

All caulking guns have a single purpose: deliver a continuous bead of caulk in order to seal joints between two surfaces, such as gaps between window frames and jambs. The majority of the...

FEBRUARY 5, 2019 | TUESDAY
Buyer's Guide: Space Heaters

Ever-rising utility costs can make it difficult to heat an entire house during the coldest months of the year. To keep occupied areas comfortable—say, the home office from 9 to 5 or the l...

FEBRUARY 5, 2019 | TUESDAY
10 Things Homeowners Need to Know About Their Property Rights

Property rights are the foundation of homeownership, but this collection of privileges and protections varies from state to state and from neighborhood to neighborhood. Read on to learn m...

JANUARY 31, 2019 | THURSDAY
Buyer's Guide: Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats go far beyond their programmable predecessors to offer a whole new level of residential climate control—with the added bonus of energy savings. These high-tech, user-fri...

JANUARY 31, 2019 | THURSDAY
Solved! How to Select the Right Water Heater Size

Q: Our water heater is on its last legs. I’ve increased the temperature on the tank to its highest setting, but the water coming out just isn’t hot anymore. So, it's time to buy a new wat...

JANUARY 30, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
7 Tips for Measuring for Replacement Windows

Replacing old windows with new energy-efficient ones is a great way to weatherproof your home and boost its resale value. While many replacement window manufacturers offer professional in...

JANUARY 28, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! What to Do When Your Dishwasher Isn't Cleaning

Q: My dishwasher is only two years old, and until recently, it’s done a great job. For the past month or so, it’s been a different story. Even if I run a load on the longest cycle, I end ...

JANUARY 22, 2019 | TUESDAY
Solved! How to Repair Popped Nails

Q: I just bought a house and am planning to paint over its existing green interior walls with a fresh coat of country white. I’m concerned, however, that the handful of small circular bul...

JANUARY 19, 2019 | SATURDAY
16 Simple Tricks to Stay Seriously Warm This Winter

Everything seems more difficult when Old Man Winter comes calling. Even everyday activities become major hassles when you have to scrape an iced-over windshield or brave the swirling snow...